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BSB: Dixon edges Brookes for Thruxton pole

Published: 05 August 2017

Jake Dixon will start on pole position for tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Thruxton after an impressive Superpole lap in the Hampshire sunshine.

The RAF Regular & Reserves rider, who also led the way on the opening day yesterday, clocked a time of 1’14.052 on his single flying lap to beat Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha’s Josh Brookes to the top spot.

Peter Hickman will join the duo on the front row as he continues to show impressive pace on the Smiths BMW this weekend.

While unhappy with his race pace at this stage, Christian Iddon bagged a fourth place start after a visibly frustrated Shane Byrne was unable to pull it together for his pole lap and will start fifth. Dan Linfoot joins them on the second row.

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Jason O’Halloran heads up row three for Honda Racing ahead of John Hopkins and Leon Haslam, who dramatically crashed out on his flying lap.

Bradley Ray, unlucky to miss out on his first ever Superpole, will start tenth for Buildbase Suzuki ahead of Jakub Smrz and old gun Michael Rutter who returns to the class this weekend.

The McAMS Yamaha team continued to struggle at the high speed Thruxton with both Michael Laverty and James Ellison unable to progress further than Q1. 

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